Sun Sept 1 – Whale Watching
Great trip today on the Viking Starship with Captain Dave in the wheelhouse. Just 15 minutes after passing the Montauk Lighthouse we spotted our first Humpback whale. After leaving the Humpback whale we saw 2 unidentified whales in the distance. Passengers were seeing blow in every direction. We came across 2 Finback whales. One approached the boat and rolled and exposed their pale underside. Quite the show from the “greyhound of the ocean”. Approximately 12 Bottlenose Dolphins joined the two Finback whales for a brief time. After leaving the Finback whales we came across our second Humpback whale fluking several times. This whale also gave us some flipper slapping which everyone enjoyed. We continued our search for more marine life. We continued to see many blows off in the distance. Unfortunately we were again unable to identify these whales as they disappeared as we approached. Everyone enjoyed seeing the massive schools of Menhaden glittering just below the surface and jumping out of the water to evade whales and other predators from below.
Totals: 2 Humpback whales, 2 Finback whales, 4 unidentified whales and approximately 12 Bottlenose Dolphins.
Join the crew with over 30 years of whale watching experience C.R.E.S.L.I. and the Viking Fleet. Come away with great memories, great photos and videos, and an education about whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and marine life that is second-to-none. Due to popular demand we’ve added one additional whale watch trip this Saturday September 7th, 2019 from 2 PM to 7PM. We strongly recommend reservations, so call or purchase your tickets.